Fairly standard "white heiress who was lost in the jungle as an infant, but turns out to be a goddess to local tribe of natives" adventure. The white goddess in this case is the highly decorative Julie London, she's found by Buster Crabbe, and maintains her power via her control of an ape(suit), Nabonga.
There is a bit of a twist on the standard story - instead of needing to find her to secure her fortune, her father was the crook, and Crabbe is looking to return some of the loot that he stole.
The MP4 and the Matroska (MKV) files were derived from the MPEG2 file found here. The Matroska is a Theora file with Vorbis sound, but Handbrake wouldn't let me put it in an OGG container for some reason.
March 23, 2011 Subject:
JULIE LONDON REDUX...
As pcfixer said, my "radar" has been locked-on JULIE LONDON ever since I heard "Cry Me A River", saw her in "The Girl Can't Help It", and reached puberty...not necessarily in that order.
Julie London's sultry voice could melt the hubcaps off of a '53 Buick at 20 Paces !
A "young" Julie London is seen in "Nabonga", as well as in "The Red House" with E.G. Robinson & Rory Calhoun. A sexier, more mature Julie can be viewed in "The Fatman" Flick, with a young Rock Hudson...right here on this Site.
A friend, who knows I need an occasional "Julie Fix" actually gave me the DVD of "Nabonga" a few years ago. In reality, the photo of Julie on the cover of the DVD case is better than the movie.
However, since Buster Crabbe,Barton MacLane,the Gorillas, and assorted natives, worked so hard in this film (and being able to see Julie again in a Sarong-Cloth-Animal Skin-Thingie) I watched it here so I could give you an honest review.
And at least PART of that last statement is true !
March 21, 2011 Subject:
A hairy chest-pounder
Whatever would we do without guys in gorilla suits? I downloaded this flick because as a kid I had the big-time hots for Julie London. Okay! Okay! So I wasn't such a kid! Anyway, this is the usual story of a beautiful jungle girl protected by a guy in a gorilla suit. (Sheena, eat your heart out!) Buster Crabbe holds his own as an actor in this one. He's adequately supported by Fifi D'Orsay and perennial villain Barton MacLane. Julie London doesn't need to act. With okay production values for a B-feature, this jungle frolic is low budget, lowbrow fun. Four stars if you're in love with Julie London - three stars if you're not. CAST NOTES: Jackie Newfield, the director's daughter, plays Doreen (Julie London) as a child. The guy in the gorilla suit (Nabonga) is Ray Corrigan. Sadly, the occupant of the second gorilla suit is lost to history.